Butterscotch Bundt Cake is a moist and flavorful bundt cake made with the help of a cake mix and JELL-O pudding. Perfect for the holiday table!
If you like butterscotch candies, you’re going to love this Butterscotch Bundt Cake. Bundt cakes are pretty and impressive looking, easy to serve, and simple to make.
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I love baking with JELL-O. One of my most requested cakes, Pistachio Cake, is made with pistachio JELL-O, so I wanted to make another cake that was similar, but made me think of the holidays.
Right away, I thought about butterscotch. It’s a great flavor that I haven’t worked with nearly enough, so I picked up some butterscotch instant JELL-O.
CAN YOU ADD JELLO TO A CAKE MIX?
You can! Combining JELL-O with a doctored cake mix makes for a super moist cake. The powdered sugar glaze on top is just the right amount of sweet without being overly sweet.
I’ve also made cookies with JELL-O and it makes for a really soft and chewy cookie. I’m telling you, if you haven’t baked with it, you need to give it a try.
BUTTERSCOTCH BUNDT CAKE INGREDIENTS
- Yellow Cake Mix – I’m partial to Duncan Hines, but use your favorite.
- JELL-O Butterscotch Pudding Mix – Make sure you get INSTANT pudding and not stovetop.
- Milk – I use 2%
- Butter – You’ll melt the butter before adding it.
I made this Butterscotch Bundt Cake over the weekend and I’ve already had two requests to make it again. Julia loved it, my mom loved it, and Bob’s co-workers loved it.
I already have plans to make another one later this week to send with my mom to her small group. Luckily, it’s really easy to make.
I used my hand mixer to bring it together but you could also use a whisk if that’s what you have on hand. Just give it some elbow grease.
I also think it’d look great (and be well received!) on a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert table. Butterscotch isn’t a flavor you see very often but I think it’s underrated!
Other pudding/JELL-O recipes that have been really popular at holidays and family gatherings are the No Bake Chocolate Lush, “Sand” Pudding, and Strawberry Poke Cupcakes. So many ways to use JELL-O products in desserts!
TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE BUTTERSCOTCH BUNDT CAKE
- A pretty bundt pan – I want another one.
- A good hand mixer will make your life easier. I didn’t know I needed a light on mine until I got one.
- A cake knife/server. I literally just ordered this one because as you can see, mine is pink.
NEED MORE BUNDT CAKE IDEAS? TRY THESE:
- Williams Sonoma Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Lemon Bundt Cake
- Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Yogurt Cake
- Banana Bundt Cake
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Butterscotch Bundt Cake
For the Butterscotch Bundt Cake
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 package 3.4 oz JELL-O butterscotch instant pudding mix
- 1 cup milk I used 2%
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 3 eggs
For the Powdered Sugar Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon butter melted
- 1/4 cup water
- splash of vanilla extract
For the Butterscotch Bundt Cake:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously spray your bundt pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the cake mix, dry pudding mix, milk, melted butter, and eggs. Beat on low for 30 seconds then medium for 2 minutes. The batter will be thick & fluffy (thanks to the pudding!)
- Spoon evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for about an hour. Flip over onto a plate.
For the Powdered Sugar Glaze:
- While the cake is cooling, to a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, melted butter, water, and vanilla. Whisk together until smooth.
- Once the cake has cooled, pour the glaze over the cake.
- Slice, serve, and enjoy!
What’s your favorite recipe using JELL-O?